The outdoor exhibition space at the Neon Museum, you’ll rethink all preconceptions and negativity you might’ve had towards neon signs and advertising. Here, these dying signs become modern art, juxtaposed against the open blue Nevada sky. It’s a two- acre museum with campus, with over 200 signs. You can also take a guided tour to see the signs at ground level or close up.
Now featuring an exhibit on Picasso, the Bellagio Art Gallery always manages to find interesting and world-famous art to exhibit in their gallery. They also feature a variety of other famous art in their permanent collection, including Monet, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol.
A zipline that starts on the world’s tallest slot machine (12 stories high), the Slotzilla is a thrilling experience not to be missed that’s just off the Las Vegas Strip, right at the beginning of Fremont Street. Be whisked down the famous Las Vegas pedestrian mall Fremont Street Experience, past casinos and through the light canopy. Choose between the 77 foot-high Zipline that flies half-way down the five blocks of Fremont Street or go the full Fremont Street on the 10 story high Zoomline.
Hours: Every day 1 pm-1 am
Watch out for: The Zoomline that takes you the whole way down the Fremont Street Experience
Las Vegas, often deemed a theme park for adults, offers many themed hotels and areas just off the Strip. Perhaps one of the hidden jewels is the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. Ride in a gondola through the canals or walk along the cobblestone pathways that make you feel like you’re really in Venice. From shopping to people watching, it’s a visit worth making while rolling through Vegas.
Many would argue no trip to Las Vegas is complete without seeing the Bellagio Fountains, and we would agree. Watch this water show as the fountains dance to a variety of hit songs from Broadway tunes to pop to rock ‘n roll. The music starts in the afternoon and runs late into the night.
Watch out for: Holiday music shuffled in during the early winter
A three-story bar nestled inside one of the largest chandeliers on the planet like a Russian matryoshka doll, The Chandelier Lounge is probably the most memorable watering hole in Las Vegas. While the first floor bustles with the energy of a classic casino bar, the second floor is dedicated to the craft of the cocktails, making each glass a true hand-made work of art. On the third floor you can soak in the splendor of the place, with a large lounge from which you can glimpse into the world of The Chandelier below.
Hours: Open 24 hours
Watch out for: Hand-crafted and exquisite cocktails
A relatively new development in downtown Las Vegas, the Container Park is a family-friendly place, as well as a boutique shopping hub. An outdoor shopping experience with an interactive play exhibit called Treehouse for kids, adults can shop, enjoy free concerts, and relax. Every weekend spring, summer, and fall you can catch free live music concerts, as well as movie nights.
From the casual dining experience Mon Ami Gabi located right across the street from the Bellagio fountains to the upscale restaurants like Gordon Ramsey Steak, there’s no better place to satisfy your palate than in Paris Las Vegas. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, located halfway up the half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, offers a variety of acclaimed French style cuisine. You’ll also find delicious street food from crepes at La Creperie to pastries and good coffee at Café Belle Madeline. Dine in style with the right romantic ambiance and feel like you’ve left sin city for the city of love.
Price: Mid-range to fine-dining
Hours: 8 am-2 am
Watch out for: The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, located inside the Eiffel Tower
Walk through the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
A festive display of all sorts of flora, the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens changes with each season and is not to be missed. Maintained by a team of 120 skilled horticulturalists and designers, each season they transform the Bellagio’s 14,000 square foot conservatory into a beautiful botanic paradise.
Hours: Open 24 hours
Watch out for: Chinese New Year decorations for the Conservatory
The world’s tallest observation wheel, The High Roller is the best place in Las Vegas to go to view the city from the sky. It’s a thirty minute ride around the wheel and offers spectacular views for your vacation photo. Each spherical glass cabin allows for plenty of space to stand up as well as two long benches to sit down on and enjoy the view.